Professional development in the time of COVID - the rise of the webinar
Before COVID upended our lives in 2020, webinars made up around 30% of professional development for most of the dietitians answering our 2019 survey. Two years on, that picture has changed: in our 2021 survey 93% of dietitians surveyed said that recorded webinars and online presentations provided most of their professional development.
What else did dietitians say in our Education in Nutrition 2021 biennial survey?
- More than 90% said webinars improved their confidence as a dietitian and helped them reflect on their clinical practice.
- 88% said that online professional development presentations had increased their awareness of current clinical practice, and had prompted them to change their clinical practice.
- 80% said that watching online presentations had prompted them to take on more professional development on a particular topic.
- Almost 50% said that watching online professional development presentations had prompted them to network with other dietitians.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our survey.